The State Members for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP, today welcomed news that flashing lights would be installed at the dangerous crossing at Beauchamp Street, Marrickville.
Ms Haylen has been campaigning alongside the school community for the lights as both the Member for Summer Hill and as a former Marrickville Councillor.
The school community has been fighting for over a decade for safety measures to be installed at the crossing and over a thousand people signed a petition last year to have a second set of flashing lights installed.
Comments attributable to Jo Haylen MP, Member for Summer Hill:
“When I met with the new Minister for Roads, I made it clear that this was a priority for the Marrickville community. I am pleased that she has listened to parents and school staff and invested in flashing lights.
“This is a rare community win and will make a huge difference in making the walk to and from school safer for our kids.
“The school has been fighting for over a decade to improve safety at the crossing and hundreds and hundreds of people signed my petition in support of it.
“I want to especially congratulate the Principal, Ruth Bradfield-Ling, and all the parents who have fought so hard for some many years.
“This is just one small victory and I’ll keep fighting to improve pedestrian safety at all our local schools.”
Comments attributable to Sam Iskandar, former Mayor of Marrickville:
“I’m so pleased the Government has seen sense and listened to parents.
“Anything we can do to improve pedestrian safety around our schools is a win for the whole community.